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Date: Tue Apr 30 1996 - 16:05:31 PDT
With respect to Badri's comments on what will happen to mere jivatmas if all Acharyas claimed to be Nitya Suris, I wish to submit the following: Swami Desikar states in the RTS that every jivatma is meant to be a prince like the Kaustubha gem, and that he (it should be a better word) has forgotten this relationship due to evil desires and passions. When a Jivatma attains mukti, it too engages in the eternal service of Narayana. Example Sudarshana Chakra is a jivatma and a Nitya Suri and Narayana's most powerful weapon. But where does Sudarshana Chakra get His powers from? From Nrsimha who eternally abides in Sudarshana's body and whose energy is seen by the rest of the world as the energy of Sudarshana Chakra. Similarly any jivatma that is surrendered totally to Sriman Narayana will be used by Sriman Narayana to fulfil His purposes and if the need arises Sriman Narayana will make that jivatma very powerful. But the jivatma is aware that it is Sriman Narayana that is using the jivatma for His own purposes and therefore does not become proud. This is the state of perfection. One need not bemoan what will become of us if all acharyas are claimed as amsas of Narayana. When we surrender we too will become amsas of Sriman Narayana and will enjoy bliss serving Him. Jaganath.